Sunday, October 18, 2015

Barn Swallow at Likau Beach, Bintulu.

Barn Swallow
I had only on two occasions managed to get a glimpse of the Barn Swallow, once in Kuching and another  at Likau Beach, Bintulu.
Here's a re-post of the visit to Likau where among the birds sighted in 2014 was the Barn Swallow.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October brings the Hornbill

Up close and personal with the Black Hornbill
Location: Kambatik Park, Bintulu.
 This month has been very significant for birding at The Kambatik Park.  The Black Hornbill has been seen arriving at the park regularly in the early  morning and afternoon.  This year the bird has allowed me to come closer to its perching place, a tall dead tree and gave me the rare opportunity for taking more up-close and personal pictures of the bird.  It is my hope that sooner or later the bird will bring its mate and start establishing a nesting place at the park.   Below are images taken at the distance to indicate the lowland forest environment at the park that is conducive to the hornbill.
Date taken : 10 October'15

The hornbill favourite perch is at the top middle section of the picture.

Note the cluster of bamboos and rich groove of fruit trees around the perch.